Legal advice: Don't settle over suit, Gloucester

Wednesday, June 6, 2018
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Bob Kellogg (OneNewsNow.com)

Gavin Grimm (VA school case)A public school district should stand its ground despite a federal court ruling that sided with a transgender student, says an attorney.

Liberty Counsel attorney Mat Staver says Gloucester County Public Schools should refuse a judge's order that it must reach a settlement with Gavin Grimm, a biological female (pictured above) who sued the school district in 2014 with help from the ACLU.   

Judge Arenda Wright Allen ruled last month that the school district is guilty of "sex stereotyping" when it refused to allow Grimm access to the girls' restroom, instructing her to use a nurse's restroom instead.

Staver

Allen also ordered both sides to reach a settlement but Staver tells OneNewsNow there is a dubious legal reason for that demand.

"The reason why she's wanted them to settle," says Staver, "is she knows this particular ruling she has issued – this outrageous opinion she has crafted – will never stand up on appeal."

The federal judge, therefore, is trying to force the settlement, he says.

After first accepting Grimm's demands, the school board instead sided with parents and their privacy concerns and Grimm sued. A judge ruled in favor of Gloucester, then Grimm won on appeal, and then the U.S. Supreme Court sent the case back down to the Fourth Circuit.

Staver points out that Grimm is no longer a student , and lacks legal standing, yet Allen ruled against the school district anyway. For that reason, he says, the school district should refuse to settle the case.

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